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strong belief


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strong belief an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
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  • Walter Bagehot
    “Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.”
  • Marcia Wieder
    Marcia Wieder
    “You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.”


In literature:

My strong belief, then, is that I was the ghost seen by the writer of the paper.
"My Lady Nicotine" by J. M. Barrie
He strongly affirms his belief in the personality of God.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
She had a strong belief in hostesses, natural to her, perhaps not unreasonable.
"Quisanté" by Anthony Hope
He still heard no sound, but the belief was once more strong upon him that the quarry was there.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I have a strong belief that if you keep this story by you three or four years, you will form an opinion of it not greatly differing from mine.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
He had a strong belief, rare among Englishmen, in administrative organisation.
"Studies in Literature and History" by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
Weever in his "Funeral Monuments" strongly inclines to the belief that it is so.
"Chelsea" by G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
But if he could not, the Hugonic belief in the efficacy of reading is not strongly supported.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
Add to this their strong belief in fate, which leads them, during these epidemics, to neglect or to decline the use of medical remedies.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
An' it's just my belief that Marilla isn't strong enough for the rough an' tumble of life.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
But however strong her belief in them, it never betrayed her to partiality of conduct.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
There never had been the Esther that made the music of his strong belief in her.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Doctrinal beliefs were strong and theological differences were frequently bitter.
"The Farmer and His Community" by Dwight Sanderson
However, her belief, so strong, so passionate, had left an uncomfortable effect upon him.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
His voice that so long had been cracked and feeble was suddenly strong, vibrant with belief in the visions that had come to him.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
Strong arms the other had, now doubly strengthened by hate and a belief in victory.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Strong belief is also required.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
And that strong belief becomes externalized in what mortals call death.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
When I put the whole matter clearly and with common-sense before myself, I was bound to admit that I had a strong belief of his innocence.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
The doctor's target practice was a strong contributing force to the general belief among his neighbors that he was deranged.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden

In poetry:

"He lived the Truth which reconciled
The strong man Reason, Faith the child;
In him belief and act were one,
The homilies of duty done!"
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
How gladly did I hail the lucid glance,
And hear with strong belief the duping sigh !
How fondly trace each feeling's soft expanse,
That seem'd to wear the guise of sympathy !
"Things As They Seem" by Laura Sophia Temple
Each day that I live I am persuaded anew,
A maxim I long have believed in, is true.
Each day I grow firmer in this, my belief,
Strong drink causes half the world's trouble and grief.
"The Same Old Strain" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You who admire yourselves because You neither groan nor weep,
And think it contrary to Nature's laws To want one ounce of sleep,
Your strong belief
Acquits yourselves, and gives the sick all grief.
"A Paradox, That The Sick Are In A Better Case Than The Whole" by George Herbert

In news:

Influencers care about society and have strong beliefs that move them to action.
The belief that President Obama's election heralded immediate change was so strong that shortly after his win, the blog Debate Link featured a Nov 7, 2008, column entitled.
We can instill in our children the desire to question conventional thinking without strong-arming schools to conform to our personal beliefs.
Tutsi family's strong belief undergirds survival.
A same sex central Iowa couple is embroiled in a fight with a local baker with strong beliefs over a wedding cake .
However, my strong preference would be not to bet the money at all, since I am of the belief that no one yet knows the answer.
Depends on how strong each of your beliefs are.
Aglobal study from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) contends that consumer distrust of household chemical manufacturers is as strong as the manufacturers' belief that they are delivering safe, reliable, and innovative products.
OGDEN — A few decades after Mormon pioneers fled religious persecution and settled in Utah, another group arrived to seek work while holding strong to its ancient beliefs.
A majority of black (68%) and Hispanic (57 percent) Millennials agree that it is important for a presidential candidate to have strong religious beliefs, compared to only 44% of white Millennials .
Page 's strong beliefs in the white power movement had led to speculation that an organized group of white supremacists had been involved in the temple shootings.
JOHN SHIRK – To be persuaded is to hold a strong belief that something is true-to be convinced.
Our research indicated that people with strong spiritual beliefs often had better medical outcomes than those who did not have such beliefs.
Attack her on her masturbation comments, she rebuts that she was running on the thrill of her newfound Christianity, then pivots into a pitch on where her passions take her today - to a strong belief in the Constitution.
Your Dec 12 news article about Senator John McCain's iconoclasm reinforces my strongly held belief that he is in the wrong political party.

In science:

By analyzing a large class of random CSP ensembles, this paper provides strong support to the belief that the above phenomena are generic, that they are characterized by sharp thresholds, and that the thresholds for clustering and reconstruction do coincide.
Reconstruction and Clustering in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
It is our belief that the possibility of a “strong Bohnenblust–Hil le inequality ” only applies to multilinear mappings since, in the case of polynomials, it is essentially shown in that (at least for real scalars) the optimal constants are not bounded.
There exist multilinear Bohnenblust-Hille constants $(C_{n})_{n=1}^{\infty}$ with $\displaystyle \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}(C_{n+1}-C_{n}) =0.$
These observations challenge the common belief that the arrival directions of charged CRs at ∼ TeV energies should be randomized by galactic magnetic fields, and could have strong implications on our understanding of galactic CR dynamics and sources.
High-Energy Neutrino Astronomy: Status and prospects for cosmic-ray physics
But I strongly support belief that this diversity in the lines of attack is very healthy.
Overview and Outlook
The conventional belief is that Eq.(2)-Eq.(4) remains to be valid for strongly disordered cases —only the range of scaling region where they hold becomes broader with the disorder.
Scaling and finte-size-scaling in the two dimensional random-coupling Ising ferromagnet
The common belief was that the constraints from the electron and neutron electric dipole moments are strong [4, 5] and the new phases must be very small.
Constraints on Phases of Supersymmetric Flavour Conserving Couplings
First, arguments are provided, supporting our belief that this space–time is the more suitable (among the known solutions of the Weyl family) for discussing the properties of strong quasi–spherical gravitational fields.
Geodesics in a quasispherical spacetime: A case of gravitational repulsion
We will find that, contrary to common belief, this is true also for the regime of strong N1 washouts.
The importance of N2 leptogenesis
In fact, it is our belief that malleability is a notion that depends strongly of these kind of extra conditions, and hence requires further research.
Small primitive roots and malleability of RSA moduli
Fuchs’ program involves two strong conceptual shifts: i) quantum mechanics as a theory of information, and ii) its probabilities as subjective degrees of belief.
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics: a critical survey
Until the turn of the millennium there was a strong belief that hadrons containing the charm quark and among those especially the charmonia (states with a charm and an anticharm quark) can be largely understood on the basis of the non–relativistic quark model.
Charmed Exotics
The efficiency of value iteration and the quality of its generated value functions strongly depend on the selected belief subset.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
Such priors are only reasonable if there is a very strong prior belief in the null hypothesis, and cannot be used in an analysis where at least some degree of ob jectivity is desired.
Decision-theoretic justifications for Bayesian hypothesis testing using credible sets
Stellar haloes can be studied easily only in the Local Group, and we discuss the stellar populations in those galaxies in §2 below. §1.3 Preconception Number 2: The Galactic Bulge is Super-Solar Metallicity This belief was strongly supported by study of late M-giants in Baade’s Window (cf.
Galactic Bulges
Though none of these symmetries followed from any fundamental principle the belief was quite strong and it was a great shock when it was found that space parity is not conserved 22,23 so that a mirror reflected process could be physically impossible.
Baryogenesis, 30 Years after